An endocrine disease is caused by an imbalance in hormone levels due to the body producing too much or too little of a specific hormone in the body. The health effects are variable, with some endocrine diseases proving fatal if left untreated – but others are easily managed.
Hormonal problems cause a variety of symptoms. Many times changes in skin and hair quality, appetite, weight, eating or drinking habits and activity level can be noticed.
Among other dogs and cats are frequently diagnosed with hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus and adrenal gland problems.